A new study says 88% of viewers with broadband have a pay TV subscription — statistically unchanged from 90% in 2014, according to Hub Entertainment Research.
Additionally, it says 68% of those with a pay TV service also have at least one subscription video on demand service in 2017, the same level as in 2016. But way up from the 47% number in 2014.
Offering a somewhat different perspective, 31% have two SVOD services in 2017, down from 34% a year ago. Those with three or more SVOD services have climbed — now 32%, up from 21%.
TV content delivered to the TV screen — from all sources, set-top box, TV connection devices and/or smart TV apps — is at 74%. Some 55% comes from a TV set-top box, 15% from a TV connection device; and 4% from a smart TV app.
Viewing on other devices: 9%, laptops; 5% tablets; and 4% each for desktops, smartphones and other.
Among pay TV subscribers, 42% of viewing comes from live TV; 17% DVRs; 14%, Netflix; 6%, video on demand; 4%, TV Everywhere apps; 3% each for Amazon and Hulu. Research says also says 11% goes into an ‘other’ category.
Hub’s online research came from 2,024 U.S. TV viewers, age 16-74.